Database Administrator Job in Kenya

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Database Administrator Job in Kenya

Database Administrator

Reports To: Senior Manager, ICT Infrastructure

Job Purpose: 

Responsible for the Bank’s database management and coordination of changes to computer databases, testing and implementing databases using database management systems.

Key Responsibilities

·         Confirm Backup was done and done to completion first thing in the morning


·         Check on space availability in the database, if none free up some space for day to day activities.

·         Ensure database availability as well as ensure its performance is at its very best by performance tuning if it is not performing as is required.

·         Establish and calculate optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator.

·         Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.

·         Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.

·         Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.

·         Develop reports as required by the business that includes CBK reports and ad hoc reports as required by the business.

·         Review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database.

·         Monitor database performance throughout the day, in case of any abnormality attend to it assoon as possible

·         Test programs or databases, correct errors and make necessary modifications.

·         Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems, such as the installation of new databases.

·         Train users and answer questions.

·         Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.

·         Put in place security measures to protect Bank’s Data by applying approved DB security standards.

·         Report Database risk events and service exceptions.

·         Research on emerging Database technologies and innovations to improve the Bank’s DB offerings in line with change management process.

·         Participate in BCP strategies formulations and continuous reviews.

Qualifications and experience

·         University degree in sciences, mathematics, computer science or telecommunication/electronics engineering

·         6 years’ experience in database management, preferably in a Bank

·         Expert DBA skills for 11g including extensive experience in implementing DB architecture using Oracle RAC, SQL. Oracle database Certifications

·         Oracle Database management Certifications.

·         Microsoft Certifications.

·         Knowledge of operating systems (UNIX, SUN, AIX, Linux, Windows)

Job specific competencies

·         Excellent database management & system analysis skills.

·         Analytical ability and out of box (innovative) thinking.

·         Excellent communication skills. (Should be able to communicate with non IT users as well).

·         Flexibility in handling tasks (multi -tasking).

·         Well organized and should be aware of project management methodology.

·         Software Development Life Cycle experience

·         Available for occasional work outside normal business hours

Personal attributes

·         Critical thinking – is able to probe facts and challenge assumptions

·         Results oriented and committed to meeting turn-around times/deadlines

·         A keen eye for detail

·         High energy

·         High levels of professionalism and professional development

How to Apply

Application closes on 22 November 2022.

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